wibbler
Contributor
Contributor

Help: Cannot access shared folder after joining VM Vista to windows domain

Hi all,

Does anyone know the solution to accessing the
.hosts\ after joining my vm vista to the windows domain?

It appears to know be completely unaccessible.

Cheers,

CW

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steve_goddard
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

Hi,

Thanks for bringing this issue to our attention.

It is a recently reported bug and a potential fix is currently being tested.

It should be addressed in WS 6.0.1 release due out in a couple of months.

Thanks.

Thanks. Steve
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steve_goddard
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

As for Fusion releases, I am not sure which release this will make it into as

it depends on when the fix is completed.

Thanks. Steve
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rhcw
Contributor
Contributor

Has there been any progress on this front? Not being able to do this is a MAJOR disappointment

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steve_goddard
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

This issue has been addressed and will be in the next release of fusion when you upgdrade the tools (shared folders).

Our apologies for not having this issue addressed earlier.

Thanks.

Steve

Thanks. Steve
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steve_goddard
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

Furthermore, the issue is also fixed in the WS 6.0.1 release.

Thanks. Steve
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rhcw
Contributor
Contributor

Wow. That was quick. Smiley Happy

When might we see the next release? Is it going to be timed to happen around the release of Leopard or sooner than that?

I have created an SMB share and am doing the IP address tap dance whenever I go to a new DHCP location so I'd be happy to beta test it Smiley Happy

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steve_goddard
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

This issue is fixed internally and we are working on how it will be released publicly.

As soon as we have more details, we will let people know.

Message was edited by:

Pat Lee

Thanks. Steve
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Thompst
Contributor
Contributor

Is there any news on this please?

I have a similar issue.

Running VMware Workstation 6.0.0 build 45731

My host OS is Windows Vista Ultimate on a HP NC6400 with 4gb RAM

My guest OS is Windows Vista Business

I have my internal NIC which is not bridged to the Guest.

I have a Dlink USB NIC with only has the VMware Bridge Protocol enabled and is bridged to the guest. This is the only NIC enabled for the guest.

Shared Folders were working briefly yesterday but now are not.

I did add the machine to the domain but am not sure if this coincided with when they stopped working.

Are there any Vista specific settings I need to enable? i.e. Network and File sharing? I have tried various combinations of settings with no success.

I do not want to enable VMNET1 and use standard windows shares as I would like to have an air gapped machine as far as possible.

Any assistance welcome

Kind regards

Tim

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